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hepatitis c antibody
Synonyms: HCAB Hep C Antibody 
Computer Code: HCAB
Specimen Collection: 2 mL blood (red or gold top tube). 
Minimum Volume: 2 mL 
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Allow to clot, centrifuge for 20 minutes, refrigerate. Serum must be removed from red top tube. 
Reference Values: Negative. A positive result is consistent with current or past HCV infection or possibly a false positive for HCV antibody - Test for HCV RNA to identify current infection. If HCV RNA detection or viral load is ordered, please collect the specimen in an EDTA tube.  
Lab Code: SI 
Requisition: HEP/ VIRUS
Test Frequency: Mon-Fri 
Routine TAT: 1-3 days 
Stat TAT: NA 
CPT Code(s): 86803 
LCD or NCD: (LCD)  
Methodology Used: 77
See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 04/01/2015
Time: 18:42:20 (24hr)